Budget wins

DESPITE the doom and gloom surrounding this week’s State Budget, there was actually a few wins for Fremantle.

It confirms the move of 1500 public servants to Kings Square, with $37.5 million allocated over the forward estimates, while there’s $118 million to upgrade the High Street/Stirling Highway intersection.

That’ll be linked to the $1.8m upgrade of the Gibson Park netball courts.

There was also some Outer Harbour movement, with $6m for planning, and $100m over forward estimates for a range of works.

The McGowan government also topped up the freight rail subsidy.

“Despite inheriting a horrible set of books, the government has handed down a budget that delivers for Fremantle,” says local Labor MP Simon McGurk.

“The government is also investing in moving the public dental clinic into a refurbished ward at Fremantle Hospital, and undertaking a comprehensive review into the hospital’s reconfiguration.”

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